Universal Design for Learning: Implementation in Educational Settings
2011 Occupational Therapy Research Symposium, Colorado State University
Public schools are the second largest employer of occupational therapists. This session will examine the role of OTs in educational settings and offer a perspective that places more emphasis on collaboration and consultation based on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) model. UDL increases the scope of what school-based OTs have to offer. More specifically, the presenters will make the case that UDL offers a more impactful solution and is a good fit with the Response to Intervention (RtI) model. The presentation will conclude with suggested classroom interventions based on UDL principles.